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errors File for BNU


Contains a record of uucico daemon errors.


The /var/spool/uucp/.Admin/errors file contains a record of uucico daemon errors that the Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) program cannot correct. For example, if the uucico daemon is unable to access a directory that is needed for a file transfer, the BNU program records this in the errors file.

If debugging is enabled for the uucico daemon, the BNU program sends the error messages to standard output instead of to the errors file.


The text of an error which might appear in the errors file is:

ASSERT ERROR (uucico) pid: 303 (7/18-8:25:09) SYSTAT OPEN FAIL /v
ar/spool/uucp/.Status/ (21) [SCCSID: @(#)systat.c   7.2 87/07/08
16:43:37, FILE: systat.c, LINE:100]

This error occurred on July 18 at 8:25:09 a.m. [(7/18-8:25:09)] when the uucico daemon, running as process 303 [(uucico) pid: 303], could not open the /var/spool/uucp/.Status directory [SYSTAT OPEN FAIL /var/spool/uucp/.Status/]. To prevent this error from occurring again, you should make sure the permissions for the .Status directory are correct. It should be owned by the uucp login ID and group uucp, with permissions of 777 (read, write, and execute for owner, group, and all others).

Implementation Specifics

This file is part of the Basic Networking Utilities Program (BNU) in BOS Extensions 1.


/var/spool/uucp/.Admin directory Contains the errors file and other BNU administrative files.
/var/spool/uucp/.Status/SystemName Lists the last time a remote system was contacted and the minimum time until the next retry.
/var/spool/uucp/.Admin/errors Specifies the path of the errors file.

Related Information

The uudemon.cleanu command.

The uucico daemon.

BNU File and Directory Structure and Maintaining BNU in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.

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